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GMB: Almost quarter of ambulance staff in some areas off with stress in 2016-17

Up to nearly one in four ambulance staff in parts of the country took time off work because of stress in the last financial year, according to new figures.

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Fake severed hand in central reservation leads to A19 closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

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Court shown video footage of couple having sex in pizza delivery shop

Video footage of a couple having sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter has been shown to a court.

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Red squirrels make comeback on estate after near-extinction through deadly virus

Red squirrels have made a remarkable comeback on an estate after nearly being wiped out by their grey cousins.

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Man, 85, who swallowed bleach tablets waited three hours for ambulance

A care home resident who died after eating bleach tablets that looked like mints waited more than three hours for an ambulance to take him to hospital, an inquest has heard.

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Twins born to parents with learning difficulties must be adopted, judge rules

Twin babies whose parents both have learning difficulties and met while living in supported accommodation must be placed for adoption, a family court judge has ruled.

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Three hurt as section of stand collapses at England T20 cricket match

Three people have been injured after a hole appeared in the stands at the T20 cricket match between England and the West Indies in Durham.

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Travelodge recruiting 875 staff as chain prepares to open six new hotels

Hotel chain Travelodge is to recruit hundreds of staff in the coming months under an expansion programme.

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'Bullied' G4S worker who sent letter to boss demanding £1m guilty of blackmail

A G4S employee who sent an anonymous letter to his boss threatening to blow up vans and demanding £1 million has been warned he faces a "significant sentence" after being convicted of blackmail.

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G4S worker 'sent bomb threat letter to get colleagues into trouble'

A G4S worker who threatened to blow up vans and employees' cars if he was not paid £1m has told a court he did it to get two colleagues into trouble.

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Bishop of Lincoln takes his seat in the House of Lords

The Bishop of Lincoln has taken his seat on the red benches in the House of Lords.

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Thousands have power restored after Storm Aileen brings high winds

Thousands of homes were left without power and travel was disrupted as Storm Aileen hit the UK.

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G4S depot boss 'terrified' by bomb threat letter demanding £1m, trial hears

The boss of a G4S cash depot told a court he felt "terrified" when he received a letter threatening to detonate bombs under workers' cars if he did not pay out £1 million.

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Pair killed in Sandringham light aircraft crash identified

A pilot and passenger killed when their light aircraft crashed on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk have been named.

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Storm Aileen set to batter Britain with 75mph winds

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen, is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said.

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Dulux maker AkzoNobel opens 'world's most sustainable paint factory' in UK

AkzoNobel has opened a new paint factory in the UK, saying it is the world's most advanced and sustainable of its kind.

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UK braced for heavy rainfall as Met Office issue yellow weather warning

Parts of the UK could be battered by more strong winds and torrential downpours on Tuesday.

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Britons evacuated after Hurricane Irma devastates Caribbean

Britons are being evacuated from the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma caused devastation in the region.

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Job centre hostage-taker who wore fake suicide vest is jailed

A man who took hostages at a job centre while wearing a fake suicide vest and warned terrified staff "this is not a hoax" has been jailed for more than five years.

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Space tourism firm launches rocket at Northumberland National Park

The usual peace and quiet of Northumberland National Park was interrupted after a huge rocket was launched by a space tourism company.

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